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BBC Radio Shows
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BBC Radio Shows
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Audio File Quality Avg.: ~126kbps Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery - Francis Durbridge A perfectly ordinary pair of spectacles spells trouble for Paul Temple and his wife Steve as they set off on a trip to Egypt. With Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Eliza Langland, Lucy Paterson In this 2006 recreation of the 1947 vintage crime serial, Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.  Each episode includes a brief but very interesting discussion with the producer about...
Topics: Francis Durbridge, Paul Temple, Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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Various radio episodes of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue from 1999-2004 with extra special programmes including " Humph Biography " and " Humphrey Lyttleton Tribute " which remembered the chairman of the programme after his death. " Humph In Wonderland " was a Christmas special. " i'm sorry i haven't a desert island " was a special where celebrity fans talked about the programme. Guests in the 99-04 recordings include Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Hardy...
Topics: sandi toksvig, jeremy hardy, bill bailey, harry hill, isihac, british, english, uk, bbc, bbc...
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3 Paul Temple BBC radio mysteries. Paul Temple and the Alex Affair The adventure begins with a body on a train, the word Alex scrawled on the compartment window and the discovery of a card with the name Mrs Trevelyn. Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery Karl Milbourne, a London publisher, is killed in a car accident while in Geneva. Paul is contacted by Maurice Lonsdale who wants him to investigate his brother-in-law's death. Lonsdale's sister, the widow Margaret Milbourne, is convinced that her...
Topics: paul temple, paul and steve, bbc, radio, bbc radio, drama, bbc drama, murder, mystery, british,...
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Three vintage crime serials, adapted from author John Creasey's hugely popular thriller series. Roger West is a home-loving, hard-hitting and very human policeman. Nicknamed 'Handsome' West, he's more than just a pretty face - he's also Scotland Yard's youngest, smartest detective and a crime-solving supremo. Six of his adventures were dramatised for radio between 1967 and 1971, starring real-life husband and wife Patrick Allen and Sarah Lawson as Roger and Janet West.  Unfortunately only...
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Christopher Benjamin and Amanda Redman star in two six-part BBC radio crime dramas, created by Christopher Lee. In these compelling murder mysteries, MI6 officers Henry Colvil and Alex Soames become involved in a pair of complex cases which take them to the very top of the political and religious spheres. Series 1 Colvil and Soames work for MI6. When Father Dominic, an elderly Catholic priest and friend of Colvil’s, dies from a heart attack after finding a burglar in his home, Colvil takes a...
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by Andrew Marshall, David Renwick
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BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show written mainly by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, starring Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendal, Nigel Rees and Denise Coffey, broadcast in 47 episodes (or  Lessons ) from 1976 to 1980 (following the 2 pilot shows broadcast on Radio 3 in 1975 as The Half Open University ), and later reincarnated on television as End Of Part One broadcast on ITV from 1979 to 1980. The show purported to be A Correspondence Course in Dynamic Living but was actually a series of...
Topics: radio, comedy, sketch, sketch show, The Burkiss Way, The Half Open University, End Of Part One
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age - a term he popularized. During his lifetime, he published four novels and 164 short stories. Although he achieved temporary popular success and fortune in the 1920s, Fitzgerald only received critical acclaim after his death and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. This...
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A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of all six of Jane Austen’s classic novels.  With all-star casts including David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia McKenzie, Jenny Agutter, Toby Jones, Eve Best and Juliet Stevenson, these BBC radio adaptations are full of humour, romance, love lost and love regained. Mansfield Park :  On a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey :  Young, naïve Catherine Morland...
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Audio: 320kbps from 320kbps AAC-LC source Murder in the Title - A Charles Paris Mystery by Simon Brett Actor-cum-amateur sleuth Charles Paris gets a part in a terrible play. But nasty accidents befall the cast. Simon Brett again takes us behind the scenes in a back-stage drama of crime and detection in Murder In The Title. This time it's the world of provincial rep, with an historic theatre threatened with closure by unscrupulous property developers. Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth,...
Topics: Charles Paris, Murder Mystery, BBC Radio
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All 76 episodes of BBC Comedy series King Street Junior which began airing in 1985.
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BBC Radio Shows
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Topics: The Goon Show, The Goons, Peter Sellers, Harry Seacome, Spike Milligan
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BBC radio productions of the finest works of Wilkie Collins, a sensation novelist, an early master of the mystery story and pioneer of detective fiction. Wilkie Collins was one of Victorian England's best-loved and best-selling authors, and a crime-fiction pioneer. His enthralling 'sensation novels' such as The Woman in White paved the way for today's thrillers and his tour de force The Moonstone is one of the first, and greatest, modern-detective stories. This collection features...
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An all-star cast attend a mysterious private club in this hilarious parody of classic horror tales. Membership of the exclusive Mausoleum Club isn't for the faint of heart. The Honorable Clarence Green wants in, but to join he must first hear the spine-chilling stories of the existing members, before enthralling them with one of his own. But are their stories fact or fiction? And will Green still want to join after hearing the horrors they have to tell? A brilliantly unexpected and macabre...
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My Music was a radio panel show which premiered on the BBC Home Service on 3 January 1967. It was a companion programme to My Word!  and like that show featured comic writers Denis Norden and Frank Muir. The show was last recorded in November 1993 and broadcast in January 1994, then rebroadcast until 2011. My Music followed My Word!' s pattern of two teams of two competing in a series of challenges, based this time on music rather than words. Again, the quiz element was subordinate to the...
Topic: music quiz
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A collection of the BBC’s radio dramatisations of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous sleuth: Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.   A Man Lay Dead When a murder takes place at a country house party, it poses another baffling case for the glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. CDI Alleyn ...... Jeremy Clyde Nigel Bathgate ...... Nick Waring Angela North ...... Molly Gaisford Sir Hubert Hansley ...... Donald Sinden Arthur Wilde ...... John Moffatt Marjorie Wilde ...... Dorothy Tutin Rosamund Grant...
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Alan Ayckbourn’s celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests consists of three interlinked hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one country house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies.  Table Manners : England’s famous seducer of other men’s wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first “battle”. A middle-class family trying to have a pleasant country weekend is no match for Norman, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Alexander McCall Smith
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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Tales from the popular books by Alexander McCall Smith, dramatised by the author. BBC Desert Island Discs Alexander McCall Smith https://archive.org/details/podcast_desert-island-discs-archive-2_alexander-mccall-smith_1000377938339 Wiki The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (radio series) - Wikipedia
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Mythos is a series that examines British folklore through a quasi-scientific prism. It's laced with sardonic humour, ridiculous situations and insane leaps of logic - but its foundations lie in the stories that have become part of the British cultural DNA over the last 2000 years. Mary Lairre is the ghost of a 16th century French nun murdered at Borley Rectory and rendered corporeal by the mysterious Department to act as a paranormal investigator.  Lairre is joined by Parker, whose magical...
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BBC Radio Shows
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Dad's Army Radio show
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Topics: Dad's Army, BBC Radio, Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn, James Beck, John LeMesurier, Ian Lavender, Arnold...
BBC Radio Shows
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Audio Quality:   320kbps from 320kbps source A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie There's only one bizarre clue to the agonizing death of a wealthy financier.  Agatha Christie's whodunit. Miss Marple must unravel a mystery hidden in a child's nursery rhyme that is to prove one of the strangest cases of her life. Director: Enyd Williams First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1995. From the book first published in 1953 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell. CAST Miss Marple …. June...
Topics: Miss Marple, Whodunit, Nursery Rhyme, BBC Radio
BBC Radio Shows
by Neil Gaiman
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Audio Quality:   171kbps Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman ‘And the game begins anew…’ We meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children – the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world, and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead. We meet Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future, and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. And the stories take us to...
Topics: Norse Mythology, Loki, Odin, Ragnarok, Derek Jacobi, BBC Radio
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An anonymous wealthy Englishman goes on a shooting trip to the continent. In his sights is 'the biggest game of all': the head of a brutal European dictatorship. Geoffrey Household's classic British thriller was first published shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. The first of a 15-part reading read by Michael Jayston. Producer: David Jackson Young. Made for BBC 7 by BBC Scotland and first broadcast in January 2004.
Topics: Drama, Thriller, BBC, radio
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by Agatha Christie
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Audio: 320kbps from 320kbps AAC-LC source Cards on the Table - Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie 1936: The enigmatic Mr Shaitana hosts an unusual dinner party. His guests include four sleuths - including Hercule Poirot - and four suspected murderers. After dinner, the guests play bridge, with the sleuths in one room and the suspects in another, where Shaitana watches on. By the end of the game, Shaitana has been fatally stabbed with a weapon from his collection. Agatha Christie's whodunit stars...
Topics: Hercule Poirot, Crime, Whodunit
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by BBC Radio 4
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An irresistible family saga of love, money and betrayal, The Forsyte Saga encompasses four acclaimed BBC Radio 4 productions of John Galsworthy’s perennially popular epic, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936. The Forsytes sees wealthy Soames Forsyte questioning his relationship with his beautiful wife Irene. As evidence of her betrayal emerges, the family is torn apart and scandal unleashed.  In The Forsytes Continues , it is 1920 and Soames would do anything for his sparkling daughter,...
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Fear on 4 An unsettling collection of full-cast dramas from the long-running BBC Radio 4 horror series. Throughout five series between 1988-1997, Edward de Souza was The Man in Black, a sinister raconteur who introduced a weekly half hour of terror and suspense. Here, he welcomes us to his house of horrors as he presents terrifying tales that will make your flesh crawl. Including stories by Dennis Wheatley, J C W Brooks, Bert Coules, John Wyndham, W W Jacobs, Martyn Wade, William Fryer Harvey,...
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The popular radio drama set in a Manchester legal practice, starring David Schofield. Frank Twist and Sarah Gold lead a maverick team of freelance paralegals operating in the mean(ish) streets of Manchester. Their agency operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, dispatching legal representatives to set free burglars, muggers and even some innocent people who find themselves on the wrong side of a cell door. Frank and Sarah have a history, and a child, but now their relationship is purely...
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A collection of cosy crime dramas adapted from Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles, set in a small Lincolnshire market town in the 1960s and '70s. Inspector Purbright is a thoroughly English policeman: affable, polite, dogged and decent. Created by award-winning crime writer Colin Watson, he appeared in 12 Flaxborough mysteries, four of which were adapted for BBC TV under the title Murder Most English. These five radio dramatisations star Peter Jeffrey, John Pullen and John Rowe as Purbright....
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All six series of the tense, fast-paced drama set in an ambulance control room. 'Ambulance service - is the patient breathing and conscious?' It's a simple question, but call handler Carrie never knows where it might lead. Some calls are life-or-death, others hoaxes - and it's not always easy to tell the difference. The truth is often in the words her callers aren't saying - and it's only by listening hard and reaching out that Carrie can discover what's really going on. Working gruelling...
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A BBC Radio adaptation of Michel Faber’s science-fiction masterpiece, starring Dougray Scott, Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Peter is a devoted husband and man of faith who is called to the mission of a lifetime – one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Beatrice. Hired as a preacher by an enigmatic corporation called USIC, he must leave behind everything he loves to travel to the distant planet of Oasis, where the company has its base. The native inhabitants – a gentle,...
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In this radical reinterpretation of Arnold Bennett’s classic novels set in the Staffordshire potteries, it’s the 19th Century, and the Industrial Revolution is at full throttle. Only the ruthless thrive in this uncompromising world – and Ephraim Tellwright, and Darius Clayhanger, are both determined to succeed. From humble beginnings, these two self-made men have risen to become wealthy and powerful. Now, they hold the fate of the Five Towns in their hands, passing judgement on those who...
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Andrew Sachs stars as G.K. Chesterton's crime-solving cleric, whose unlikely methods make him one of the great heroes of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction With his black hat, huge umbrella, unworldly simplicity and 'beaming but breathless geniality', Father Brown is one of fiction's best-loved amateur detectives. Short and tatty, but with the wisdom and insight to unravel the most wayward of criminal minds, he has entertained generations. In this collection of 13 full-cast dramatisations, the...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Francis Durbridge
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Audio File Quality: 128kbps Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair - Francis Durbridge Holidaying out-of-season in the fishing village of Downburgh, the suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and...
Topics: Francis Durbridge, Paul Temple, Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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The bestselling book The Premonitions Bureau by The New Yorker journalist and author Sam Knight, accounts the true reported premonitions of disasters in 1960s Britain. The story follows the real life establishment of a Premonitions Bureau by Dr John Barker in the 1960s to scientifically record and investigate the claims of those who believed they had the power of foresight and could predict an impending disaster. From coal mining disasters, to the largest train and plane accidents ever recorded...
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Audio File Quality: 128kbps Gaudy Night - Dorothy L Sayers Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . . When she attends her Oxford reunion, known as the 'Gaudy,' at sedate Shrewsbury College, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obsentities, burnt effigies and poison-pen letters—including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in...
Topics: Lord Peter Wimsey, Ian Carmichael, Dorothy L Sayers, Crime, BBC Radio Drama, Whodunit
BBC Radio Shows
by Ed Harris
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Dot & The Russian Dossier Drama of the Week By Ed Harris May, 1941. The future of the war hangs in the balance, and Dot has been selected for a most perilous mission. Ed Harris' witty wartime comedy sees Dot casting off the shackles of her desk job in the personnel department in Whitehall's War Rooms and entering the field of conflict. Disguise, deception and dastardly doings await. Dot . . . . . Fenella Woolgar Myrtle . . . . . Kate O'Flynn Peabody . . . . . David Acton Archie . . . . ....
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A collection of four full cast BBC radio trilogies, written and directed by John Dryden. A Tokyo Murder  ‘The Parents’: Jennifer and Peter Whitelock arrive in Japan to help find their daughter’s murderer. Frustrated with the slow progress of the police investigation, Peter puts his trust in TV producer Norio Ito, who promises to champion their cause on his popular ‘news and entertainment’ show, while Jennifer tries to discover what her daughter’s life in Tokyo was like. Then she...
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Audio File Quality Avg.: ~188kbps Dead Man's Folly - Agatha Christie Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot When Poirot gets an urgent call from an old crime writer friend needing help, he knows she means business. Dramatised in four parts by Michael Bakewell. Director: Enyd Williams First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007. CAST Poirot ................ John Moffatt Ariadne ............. Julia McKenzie Sir George ......... Michael Cochrane Lady Stubbs ..........
Topics: Hercule Poirot, John Moffatt, Mystery, Crime, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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Three detective thrillers set in the Metropolitan Police's Missing Persons Bureau After shooting a teenage boy in an undercover operation, DS Sue Manson is taken off the front line and transferred to a desk job in Missing Persons. But no sooner has she arrived than she's in the thick of the action once more, tasked with tracking down a trio of twisted criminals.... Fractions of Zero When a desperate father begs DS Manson to find his daughter, the sole clue is a cryptogram on the back of a...
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The complete canon of the Brontë sisters’ classic novels, dramatised for BBC Radio by bestselling author Rachel Joyce These radio dramas boast star casts including Anna Maxwell Martin, Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Hale, Tom Burke, Lesley Sharp, Paul Venables, Robert Lonsdale, Ben Batt and Chloe Pirrie. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Orphan Jane falls in love with the enigmatic Rochester, but he is concealing a dark secret. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë On the bleak Yorkshire moors, Heathcliff...
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Two BBC Radio full-cast crime dramas by David Ashton: Master of the Mint & Nemesis. Counterfeiters, spies, murderers... and Isaac Newton must use his brilliant mind to defeat them all in this pair of full-cast historical crime dramas. In Master of the Mint , a new figure of justice is walking the streets of 17th-century London—Isaac Newton, scientific genius. After thirty years as a Cambridge academic, Newton takes up a new post at the Royal Mint in the Tower of London. But the work...
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John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American writer and the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature winner "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception. He has been called "a giant of American letters” and is acknowledged to be one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Presented here is a collection of BBC Radio dramatisations of six of Steinbeck’s best known works, together with readings of three of his...
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by Agatha Christie
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Audio File Quality Avg.: ~185kbps A Murder is Announced - Miss Marple When a local advertisement announces a murder, the villagers of Chipping Cleghorn expect a game. But it's no longer a game when a body is discovered. Fortunately Miss Marple is on hand! Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as the deceptively mild sleuth, Miss Jane Marple. From the book first published in 1950 and dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.   Director: Enyd Williams First broadcast on BBC Radio 4...
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Ghostly stories.   A study in fear.  A collection of twenty-five full cast BBC Radio paranormal dramas. 50 Berkeley Square The most haunted house in Victorian London is set to give up its dark secret. A hundred years back in time, Molly discovers that passion never dies.  Molly …. Sophie Roberts Robert …. Harry Myers Angel …. John Cummins Writer: Dylan Ritson Producer: Gemma Jenkins Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in April 2007 A Haunting A landscape architect finds himself...
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DCI Stone Twenty six detective dramas featuring DCI John Stone. Created by Danny Brocklehurst - individual episodes written by different writers The episodes here were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 6 series between 2009 and 2016. Series 1: Mary Shane  by Danny Brocklehurst  The disappearance of a teenage girl triggers 80-year-old Mary to confess to three brutal murders committed in the 1940s, but will DCI Stone believe her?  Broadcast Friday 6th March 2009. Mary Shane : Anne Reid DCI Stone :...
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All six series of Christopher Lee's enthralling parliamentary drama, plus a Christmas Special. Suave, unflappable and ambitious, veteran politician Charles Bannister knows his way around the corridors of power. As chief whip, he's adept at keeping MPs in line and squashing potential scandals—aided by his brother-in-law, MI6 Agent Henry Colvil, who whispers useful titbits of information in his ear. His position seems invincible—but nothing is forever, and when the tides of politics turn,...
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Brian Patrick Friel was an Irish dramatist, short story writer and founder of the Field Day Theatre Company. He produced over 30 plays in a career spanning six decades and is considered one of the greatest living English-language dramatists. He has been likened to an "Irish Chekhov" and described as "the universally accented voice of Ireland". His plays have been compared favourably to those of contemporaries such as Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter and Tennessee...
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Daphne du Maurier was an English novelist, biographer and playwright. Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as "moody and resonant" with overtones of the paranormal. Her bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for narrative craft. Many have been successfully adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek, My Cousin Rachel, and Jamaica Inn, and the short...
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by Mark Tavener, BBC Radio 4
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A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley...
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Series 1: The Murderer “They charged you with murder David. Why is that? ...David? Why do the police think you murdered your son?” Jamie was 19. He was an ambitious personal trainer who wanted to be a social media influencer. But now his hopes and dreams will never be realised. Jamie was found killed at the family home, discovered by his dad - who’s now been charged with his own son’s murder. In this gripping crime drama, revealed through recordings of sessions led by forensic...
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Sir Terence Rattigan was one of Britain's greatest playwrights, renowned for his well-crafted dramas of upper-class manners and repressed sexuality. He was hugely popular throughout the 1940s and early 50s, and had the rare distinction of having plays running in three West End theatres simultaneously. Having fallen out of fashion in the Sixties, his work is now enjoying a revival. Included in this collection are some of his most esteemed plays, as broadcast on BBC Radio. The Winslow Boy...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Francis Durbridge
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Audio File Quality: 64kbps Paul Temple and the Alex Affair - A Francis Durbridge Mystery Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. CAST Paul Temple …. Peter Coke Steve …. Marjorie Westbury Sir Graham Forbes …. James Thomason Inspector Crane …. Haydn Jones ‘Spider’ Williams …. Alan Dudley Mulroy …. Michael Harbour Lady Weyman …. Betty Hardy...
Topics: Paul Temple, Francis Durbrdige, Crime, Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. First collected in 1951, for thirty years the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. It won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.
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Golden girl Zoe’s been dead for ten years, her body dragged from the river Black after a night out to celebrate the end of school. But now a woman who says she’s Zoe has turned up in her hometown of Blackwater, on the Irish border, with no memory of the last decade. She claims she woke up in a forest nearby, bruised and bleeding, and doesn’t know where she’s been all this time. What happened to her? Is she really Zoe? And if so, who’s in her grave? Paul, a local boy whose band were...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Francis Durbridge
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Audio File Quality: some 48kbps, some 32kbps - sorry I had not better ones Paul Temple and the Conrad Case - Francis Durbridge The debonair detective goes on the trail of an English girl, who's gone missing from a finishing school in Bavaria. The only clue to the whereabouts of a missing schoolgirl is a cocktail stick found in her bedroom. How can Temple work from just that? Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case...
Topics: Paul Temple, Francis Durbridge, Crime, Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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In 1994, BBC Radio 1 broadcast Batman: Knightfall, an audio drama adaptation of the DC Comics story lines Knightfall, Knightquest and Knight's End. It was adapted, produced and directed by Dirk Maggs, with music composed by Mark Russell, and stars Bob Sessions, Michael Gough, Peter Marinker and Kerry Shale.
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Evelyn Waugh is one of the pre-eminent English novelists of the 20th Century. This collection comprises seven of his finest works, dramatised by Jeremy Front and Denys Hawthorne.   Decline and Fall Paul Pennyfeather, an earnest, scholarly Oxford student, knows nothing of 1920's high-life - until one night he encounters The Bollinger Club. This darkly comic romp set in the early Jazz Age stars Kieran Hodgson, John Sessions, Emilia Fox and Tom Hollander.   Brideshead Revisited During the Second...
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A collection of ten full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels. One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the 10 dramas in this collection. Roderick Hudson explores how love and obsession...
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The annals of movie history are full of lost treasures - spectacular scripts from world-renowned writers that could have been classics, if only they’d been made. Now, for the first time, eight of these forgotten gems have been brought to life, fully realised as vivid, cinematic radio productions. Scripted by major 20th-century writers, including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Alfred Hitchcock and Dennis Potter, they star a host of A-list actors and feature richly evocative, atmospheric...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Nicholas Briggs
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The Prisoner January 16th, 1967...A secret agent resigns from MI6, then wakes up to find himself imprisoned in 'The Village' - a bizarre community with a cheery veneer, but an underbelly of mystery and threat.  All occupants of The Village have numbers instead of names, with our secret agent forced to accept the mantel of Number Six.  The authorities running this Village are intent on discovering why Number Six resigned - but it's a secret he steadfastly refuses to divulge. As the drama...
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Nigel Fountain traces the history of after-shave. Back in the 1950s Britain's men considered personal hygiene effeminate: a 'man's man' had to reek of sweat, oil and 'baccy'. The birth of 'Old Spice' in 1957 turned the nation's armpits into charmpits, and launched men on a journey through macho Brut and yuppie Polo to the 90s family-man image of Rapport. Written and presented by Nigel Fountain.  Produced by Wendy Pilmer. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 18-Jul-1990.
Topics: Magic Moments, Documentary, Social History, UK, Nigel Fountain
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by Francis Durbridge
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Audio Quality: 110kbps Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair - Francis Durbridge The sleuth and wife Steve hunt a missing baby and must identify a mystery man. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case-after-case in one of BBC...
Topics: Francis Durbridge, Paul Temple, Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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Meera Syal stars as Mrs Sidhu, a caterer from Slough with a highly active imagination and her own Indian Aunty brand of crime solving, A.K.A. nosiness. She has made so many observations to the local police that they have file on her ‘observations’. The first series, Murder with Masala, sees Mrs Sidhu catering an upscale Berkshire wedding at Lapsley Hall, where a bridesmaid goes missing. Calling in her contact Inspector Burton, Mrs Sidhu finds herself investigating the family's playboy son,...
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BBC Radio Shows
by Ray Bradbury
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A BBC Radio dramatization by Nesta Pain of the Ray Bradbury short story. The year is 2026. A house stands somewhere in a city in California ... a city, state and country ravaged and devastated by nuclear war, The house, fully automated, is deserted. .. its former occupants, a family, victims of the holocaust. Nonetheless, the house still stands ... and continues its daily routine ... Commentator ... David King-Wood Voice ... Joan Miller Singers ... Ann Dowdall, John Carol Case Music composed...
Topics: BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Drama, BBC Radio Drama, BBC Science Fiction, science fiction, radio drama
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by John Finnemore
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Cabin Pressure Cabin Pressure at Christmas 2009 Bing-bong merrily on high! It's Xmas morning on board MJN Air, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Xmas. How can Douglas and Martin make this the best Xmas Arthur's ever had when all they have on board are some custard creams and a Russian oligarch... With special guest Ben Willbond ("Horrible Histories") Cast: Carolyn Knapp-Shappey ..... Stephanie...
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by Sue Rodwell, BBC Radio 4
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The BBC radio detective drama, starring Annette Badland as DI Gwen Danbury Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury comes from a family of investigators. Her father was a policeman, and her mother Joan often discussed cases with him – on one occasion helping him to solve a tricky murder. Gwen already has a capable, efficient sidekick in the form of DS Henry Jacobs – but nevertheless, her mum insists on helping Gwen with her inquiries. In these series, her interfering assistance proves invaluable as...
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by Francis Durbridge
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Audio File Quality: 96kbps but two at 32kbps (sorry) Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair - Francis Durbridge The suave amateur private detective is drawn into the murder of the actress daughter of a threatre impresario. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street...
Topics: Francis Durbridge, Paul Temple, Crime, Murder Mystery, Whodunit, BBC Radio
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One of the most important and influential Russian writers of the 19th Century, Fyodor Dostoevsky is admired worldwide for his great realist novels, which explore questions of morality, philosophy and the nature of existence. This compilation contains BBC Radio productions of his five most famous novels. Crime and Punishment In Dostoyevsky's tale of guilt and redemption, young poverty stricken Raskolnikov puts a horrific theory to the test and commits murder.  Racked with guilt, Raskolnikov...
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Audio File Quality: 64kbps Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery - Francis Durbridge A dangerous web of lies and murder awaits the sleuth when his wife disappears. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of...
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by Basil Boothroyd
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The Small Intricate Life Of Gerald C Potter The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter brings back Basil Boothroyd’s quietly comic classic from the Seventies, with Ian Carmichael as the amiable crime writer who never quite finishes anything and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife, who does.
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John Boynton Priestley was an English novelist, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and social commentator. His Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction, notably in The Good Companions (1929), which first brought him to wide public notice. A number of his plays are structured around a time slip, and he went on to develop a new theory of time, with different dimensions that link past, present and future. Presented here are BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations of some of...
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Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam play a married couple who met in the Summer of Love and have stayed together ever since. Children of the Sixties, they are still free spirits, drawn together by their love for music and one another. We follow their conversations from the café to the kitchen table, taking in everyday chores, dealing with problems with long-held friendships and tackling their frustrations with each other. With warmth, wit and honesty, they talk about the indignities of ageing (he...
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by Terry Pratchett
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Audio: 320kbps from 320kbps source Mort - Terry Pratchett On the lookout for an apprenticeship, young Mort comes across a man in a black cloak. The fourth of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld. Dramatised in four parts by Robin Brooks. Director: Claire Grove First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004. CAST Narrated by Anton Lesser Mort ...... Carl Prekopp Death ...... Geoffrey Whitehead Lezek ...... Philip Fox Albert ...... Phillip Jackson Hames ...... Jon Glover...
Topics: Discworld, Death, Grim Reaper, Comedy, Fantasy, BBC Radio
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Glenda Jackson stars in this award-winning BBC Radio series, inspired by literature's greatest ever whistleblower, Émile Zola, and his epic saga of the Rougon-Macquart family. First published between 1870 and 1893, Émile Zola’s 20-book cycle chronicling four generations of the Rougon-Macquarts, was a shocking exposé of the decadence, degradation, and moral decay of 19th-century France. It included some of his greatest novels, among them his masterpiece, Germinal. These innovative,...
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